Nadine A. Haught Layman, 99, of Fairmont, passed through the magnificent gates of heaven on Dec. 22, 2017.
We are sure she and dad, Robert O. Layman, are celebrating a great reunion.
Nadine was born April 8, 1918, in Marion County, the daughter of Arzie F. and Grace Haught of Fairview. She was the second of eight children.
Nadine was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years in 2005 and their son, Jody (Susanne) of Fairmont in 2014. Also preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Hayward, Bill, Rex, George and Jack Haught. She is survived by a loving sister, Kate Wells of Fairview, and loving brother, Andy (Antoinette) Haught of Fairmont.
She is survived and sadly missed by her children and their spouses, Robert L. (Martha) of Hurricane, Garry F. (Raette) of Canton, Michigan, Timothy E. (Eileen) of Fairmont; grandchildren, Scott Layman (Katrina) of Hurricane, Julie Layman Shepp (Carl) of Florence, Montana, Garrett Layman of Canton, Michigan, Cassie Layman Levelle (Thomas) of Carolina, Sarah Layman of Fairmont and Kayla Antonk of Fairmont; great-grandchildren, Harrison Shepp and Millie Shepp of Florence, Montana.
How do you pay tribute to a wonderful Mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister? For most of her child-bearing years, she was a "stay-at-home" mom when that was the very best thing to be. Being very much involved in Highland Avenue United Methodist Church in Bellview, she served as Sunday School superintendent, Cub Scout leader and contributed much to her Women's Circle.
She and Bob welcomed and cared for his dad, James E.W. Layman, in their home for many years before his death. They also cared for a lonely neighbor, Tom Kenney, for many years before his passing.
Besides canning for a big garden most of her life, she also enjoyed tole painting, macramé, sewing and other crafts.
Mom was a born-again Christian, and there was never a doubt. She read her Bible faithfully and journaled prayers for her church and family daily. She was a woman of great compassion and high moral standards who modeled for her family a sense of right and wrong.
Her crowning achievements were not the stuff of career or front-page accomplishments. Rather, they were countless humble acts of giving and lending a hand to those in need.
The family would like to thank the caregivers, Doren Gump, Freda Boggs and Katie Keefover, who helped us fulfill our promise to keep our mother in the comfort of her own home as long as possible. They have been true blessings to our family. We also extend thanks to Conchetta's Health Home Care, who made our mother comfortable in her last months before passing.
The family will receive visitors from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Micah Blanks officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on December 23, 2017